The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine by K. LeeThe Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine by K. Lee

The Philosophical Foundations of Modern Medicine

byK. Lee

Hardcover | December 2, 2011

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An exploration of the philosophical foundation of modern medicine which explains why such a medicine possesses the characteristics it does and where precisely its strengths as well as its weaknesses lie. Written in plain English, it should be accessible to anyone who is intellectually curious, lay persons and medical professionals alike.
KEEKOK LEE is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include environmental philosophy, philosophy of technology, and the relationship between the environment and technology from the ontological perspective. Her recent publications include:Philosophy and Genetic Revolutions(2005);Zoos: A Phi...
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Title:The Philosophical Foundations of Modern MedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:233 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.92 inPublished:December 2, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348297

ISBN - 13:9780230348295

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I Philosophical Foundations Modern Philosophy, Modern Science and Its Methodology Category Volte-face : Organisms for Machines Machines and Reductionism Organism A Machine PART II Human Organism is Machine: MEDICINE Biomedicine: Some Sciences Biomedicine: Some Technologies PART III Nosology: The Monogenic Conception of Disease Linear Causality and the Monogenic Conception of Disease Determining the Cause: Controllability and Random Controlled Trials Epidemiology: 'Cinderella' Status? What Kind of Science Is It Really? Conclusion Notes References and Select Bibliography Index